For the Salad:

  • Mixed salad greens (lettuce, spinach, arugula, etc.)
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Cucumber, sliced
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Avocado, sliced (optional)
  • Croutons (optional)
  • Parmesan cheese, shaved (optional)

For the Lemon Vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • One teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • One clove of garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Prepare the Salad:

Wash and dry the salad greens thoroughly. Please place them in a large salad bowl.

Add cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, avocado (if using), croutons, and Parmesan cheese.

Make the Lemon Vinaigrette:

In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, fresh lemon juice, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. You can also shake these ingredients in a tightly sealed jar for easy mixing.

Assemble the Salad:

Drizzle the lemon vinaigrette over the salad, starting with a small amount and adding more to taste.

Toss the salad gently to coat the ingredients evenly with the vinaigrette.


Divide the salad onto individual plates or serve it in the bowl.

Optionally, garnish with additional Parmesan cheese and a few croutons.


Serve the simple green salad immediately and enjoy the fresh and vibrant flavors of the lemon vinaigrette.

Feel free to customize the salad by adding your favorite vegetables, nuts, or proteins to make it a more substantial meal. This simple green salad with lemon vinaigrette is a versatile and refreshing dish that works well as a side or a light lunch.

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